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For comparison didn't Nintendo sell 800,000 Wii's in Europe in 3 weeks (Dec 2006)? I believe that was after either 300,000 or 500,000 launch week... I suspect Sony would like to double it's launch sales within the month, but I think the price is too prohibitive... How many did Microsoft sell during the 360's first month in Europe?



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gebx said: kber81 said: Solid. It looks like 500k in Europe is pretty accurate estimate. This is just beginning. It means nothing if PS3 will not keep this positive pace. I have my fingers crossed. Actually shouldn't the front page numbers be lowered? 20,000 sold in Australia (google it, I read the news report this morning) But where did the other 335,000 console sell? So far peeps on the forum have been saying that France and Germany sales flopped.. Sales are probably closer to 350k - 400k
Sales are ~ 520k when you take all the regions into account.



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TheSource said: For comparison didn't Nintendo sell 800,000 Wii's in Europe in 3 weeks (Dec 2006)? I believe that was after either 300,000 or 500,000 launch week... I suspect Sony would like to double it's launch sales within the month, but I think the price is too prohibitive... How many did Microsoft sell during the 360's first month in Europe?
I wouldn't compare the PS3 to the Wii launch... Wii ran out of stock within hours. PS3 is still on the shelves.



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Not bad at all. However, I'm guessing Sony merely burnt off some pent up demand, and sales will fall down to US and Japanese levels by May. LTD, how many Wiis have sold in the UK? 250K? 400K? 600K? And how many 360s?



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gebx said: I wouldn't compare the PS3 to the Wii launch... Wii ran out of stock within hours. PS3 is still on the shelves.
Maybe cause the wii launched with less units? But I thought the PS3 had a horrible european launch?



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Erik Aston said: Not bad at all. However, I'm guessing Sony merely burnt off some pent up demand, and sales will fall down to US and Japanese levels by May. LTD, how many Wiis have sold in the UK? 250K? 400K? 600K? And how many 360s?
Wii ~ 450k X360 ~ 1.05m



During the NA launch, people were going cuckoo over the PS3. There were huge lines and people getting trampled. But once the hardcore fans bought their units, sales took a nosedive FAST. So I don't know how much I'd read into the launch other than the hardcore fans were all able to buy their units in one weekend without problems.



staticneuron said: Maybe cause the wii launched with less units? But I thought the PS3 had a horrible european launch?
I suppose the pointless question to ask is how many Wii systems would have sold given the same supply as the PS3? There really is no way to know ... The actual important question is when will the Wii or PS3 break 5 Million units sold in Europe? 500,000 to 1,000,000 is a good start but it will need strong sales for a while now if it is going to make it to that mark before the Wii/XBox 360.



Sony being the 3rd to release a console for this generation (Something Sony isn't used to!). Now we'll just have to wait and see if Sony's long term plans pay off...